Hearing loss does not discriminate. It impacts people of all ages, races, creeds, and phases of life. It can be caused genetically, or from excess noise, or from ototoxic drugs. Sometimes it happens suddenly. Other times it sneaks up gradually as part of the aging process. But one thing is true for all -- hearing loss will affect your life. The degree and type of impact is partially up to you.
Shari Eberts is a hearing health advocate, writer, and avid Bikram yogi. She blogs at LivingWithHearingLoss.com and serves on the Board of Trustees of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story it will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
<img alt="everybody banner" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/5399116/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> "You have something in your ear," a small voice piped up from behind me at the playground. I heard the voice, but wasn't sure she was talking to me. "Excuse me," she repeated with some alarm, "do you know you have something in your ear?" She was pointing at my ears with surprise.
10/10/2017 17:10 BST
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